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Help with handwriting
« on: Friday 26 March 10 13:25 GMT (UK) »
I wondered if anyone with more experience than me at reading old handwriting would be able to decipher a couple of things. 

I have a marriage between two Gypsy/Hawker families.  In the residence box, I can't read the first word,  it's something beginning with H.... in all parts of the south of England.

I also can't make out everything in the Father's profession box - Ratcatcher to the ????? the last word is Dealer.

Many thanks for any help anyone can give me on this. 
FREEMANTLE - Hampshire  WILLIAMS - Gypsy/Romany family  GILES - Greenham  GILMORE - London  AMOR - Pewsey/Wilcot  DULIEU - London  BISHOP - Enborne  WILLIAMS - Kent BROWN - Kent/Peckham TIDMARSH

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Re: Help with handwriting
« Reply #1 on: Friday 26 March 10 13:27 GMT (UK) »
Oops, I just realised that there is a separate place for this kind of query, but I'm not sure how to move the message!
FREEMANTLE - Hampshire  WILLIAMS - Gypsy/Romany family  GILES - Greenham  GILMORE - London  AMOR - Pewsey/Wilcot  DULIEU - London  BISHOP - Enborne  WILLIAMS - Kent BROWN - Kent/Peckham TIDMARSH

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Re: Help with handwriting
« Reply #2 on: Friday 26 March 10 13:33 GMT (UK) »
The occupation is Ratcatcher to the University + City of Oxford + Dealer with University split over two lines.. The residence I can't help you with!


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Re: Help with handwriting
« Reply #3 on: Friday 26 March 10 13:35 GMT (UK) »
occupation looks like Hiker(something) ...  :-\

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Re: Help with handwriting
« Reply #4 on: Friday 26 March 10 13:36 GMT (UK) »
Actually, I wonder if it could be Itinerant?

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Re: Help with handwriting
« Reply #5 on: Friday 26 March 10 13:39 GMT (UK) »
Actually, I wonder if it could be Itinerant?

Kaz, I think you have it!  ;D

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Re: Help with handwriting
« Reply #6 on: Friday 26 March 10 13:44 GMT (UK) »
Itinerant in all parts of the South of England?

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Re: Help with handwriting
« Reply #7 on: Friday 26 March 10 13:57 GMT (UK) »
Residence at time of marriage
I agree with
Itinerant in all parts of the South of England?

Occupation Edit to add that's for the  Rank or Profession OF HIS FATHER  ;)
I agree with
The occupation is Ratcatcher to the University + City of Oxford + Dealer with University split over two lines.. The residence I can't help you with!

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Re: Help with handwriting
« Reply #8 on: Friday 26 March 10 14:16 GMT (UK) »
Thank you very much for your help, that is really great.   I now have another lead to follow up - the University and City of Oxford and I would never have deciphered the word Itinerant.   :) :) :)
FREEMANTLE - Hampshire  WILLIAMS - Gypsy/Romany family  GILES - Greenham  GILMORE - London  AMOR - Pewsey/Wilcot  DULIEU - London  BISHOP - Enborne  WILLIAMS - Kent BROWN - Kent/Peckham TIDMARSH